Who owns a band’s name?

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Who owns a band’s name?

Ownership of band’s name depends largely on whether there is an informal or formal arrangement over the band’s name, and what those agreements are, if any. Ownership of a band’s name may be in the band members, the producer, the manager, or sometimes the record company. Of course, if the band members themselves want to retain ownership, it is always preferable to get this and all band issues memorialized in writing by a formal band agreement.

(Reprinted with permission of Ruben Salazar, Esq.)

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